September 29th, Michaelmas Day, is in honor of Archangel Michael and the mighty Archangels. Archangel Michael is considered the greatest of all angels in the Jewish, Christian and Islamic religions. He is known as Holder of the Keys of Heaven, Chief of the Archangels, and Angelic Prince of Israel. He is Commander-in-Chief of the Heavenly armies, and fights for justice. St. Michael has been honored from the earliest times in many countries.
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The Emperor Constantine, grateful for victories gained over his enemies, which he attributed to Archangel Michael, built a magnificent church near Constantinople in honor of the Archangel that he called Michaelion. It became a place of pilgrimage, and many sick and infirm were cured in it by the intercession of the Archangel. Constantine's successors erected 15 churches in Constantinople itself to St. Michael.
In Rome churches were built and dedicated to St. Michael dating back to 494.
In France, he appeared on Mont St. Michel where there still exists a famous sanctuary consecrated to the Archangel.
In Egypt, the Christians dedicated their food-giving river, the Nile, to St. Michael, and on the 12th of every month they held a celebration in his honor.
St. Michael has appeared at different times to those who needed help and invoked his aid. He assisted St. Joan of Arc in the extraordinary mission given her by God of aiding the French King to restore peace and prosperity to his kingdom and expel his enemies.
Lord Michael is associated with the element of fire, which symbolizes the burning away of negativity. Michael is the warrior whose light is triumphant over darkness. Often he is depicted with a sword of Light to cut away whatever is obstructing our life's purpose. He can help us face those aspects of ourselves that we have ignored or pretended didn't exist. He is the bringer of patience and happiness.
The Sleeping Prophet, Edgar Cayce, when asked, "What is the relationship between Michael, the lord of the Way, and the Christ Way?"
The Source replied:
"Michael is the archangel that stands before the Throne of the Father. The Christ is the Son, the Way to the Father, and one that came into the earth as a man, the Son of man, that man might have the access to the Father; hence the Way. Michael is the lord or the guard of the change that comes in every soul that seeks the Way..."
When my spiritual journey began in my late thirties, Archangel Michael helped me face my shadow. Within a short time, my life completely changed direction in an amazing way.
Synchronicity is the language of angels. During a trip to England, while walking the grounds of the Glastonbury Abbey, an angel thought, encouraged to go climb the 500-ft. Tor, and visit the ruins of St. Michael's church. Winded, when Elliot and I arrived on top of the Tor, we entered the tower. To our surprise, a small church group had gathered in honor of St. Michael. The timing was perfect as we were included in the celebration of Michaelmas Day, singing hymns to the Archangels!
Thank you, glorious Archangel Michael for all that you do. It's a great day to celebrate and give thanks to Archangel Michael and all the Archangels, and angels who tirelessly serve humankind by quickening our spiritual awareness and helping us to be true to our divine purpose.
Peace and love,